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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

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Don Pakey, physics professor, represents the Physics Department for the addition of adding a course called Plasma Physics at Thursday afternoon’s CAA meeting. The Council voted unanimously in favor of the addition.

CAA approves program, course changes

Luke Taylor, News Editor December 9, 2021

The Council on Academic Affairs approved revisions to the astronomy option of the physics major during their meeting Thursday afternoon. In the process of correcting errors in course requirement listings...

Council of Academic Affairs Chair Richard Wilkinson gives the council an status update about the Naming Committee at the meeting on Dec. 2. Wilkinson mentioned that someone withdrew from the Douglas Hall renaming consideration.

CAA to vote on program, course changes

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief December 8, 2021

The astronomy option of the physics major could see changes after the Council on Academic Affairs meeting Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Witters Conference Room in Booth Library. Changes would include adding...

Holly Farley, an associate professor in the nursing program, explains changes to the Issues and Practicum in the Professional Nursing program to council member Juanita Cross at Thursday afternoon CAA meeting. The council unanimously approved of the vote with revision to the format.

CAA approves changes to human services department name

Luke Taylor, News Editor December 2, 2021

The Council of Academic Affairs approved a proposal to change the name of the Department of Human Services and Community Leadership to the “Department of Human Services.” The approved proposal also...

Richard England, dean of the honor’s college, attends Thursday’s CAA meeting to propose revisions to an Honors course titled HON 1191. The Council unanimously in favor of revising Honors course, HON 1191.

CAA discuss certificates at Eastern

Luke Taylor, News Editor November 11, 2021

The Council on Academic Affairs discussed possibilities for students who want to have qualifications in certain subjects despite how Eastern does not offer certifications. Previously, CAA approved an...

Council of Academic Affairs member Kiran Padmaraju motions in favor of adding an item to the agenda at the Oct. 28 meeting. The council voted on a proposed departmental honors program for the Department of Human Services and Community Leadership with all present members approving.

CAA to vote on revisions to meeting and event management minor

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor November 10, 2021

The Council on Academic Affairs will be discussing revisions to two existing courses during its meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Booth Library’s Witters Conference Room. The council will vote on...

Jeanne Lord, from the Department of Health Services and Community Leadership, presents a proposal for a honors prgoram for those majoring in human services program administration or minoring in aging studies, financial literacy, or human services program administration. The Council approved of this proposal at the Oct. 28 meeting.

CAA meeting canceled

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor November 3, 2021

The Council on Academic Affairs will not have a meeting this Thursday. Its next meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. in the Booth Library Witters Conference Room, during which they will vote on...

Council of Academic Affairs Chair Richard Wilkinson starts the Thursday afternoon meeting. In this meeting, the council addressed The council voted on a proposed departmental honors program for the Department of Human Services and Community Leadership with all present members approving.

CAA approves changes to minor

Luke Taylor, News Editor October 28, 2021

The Council of Academic Affairs approved changes to the Public Health minor, reducing required credit hours from 22 to 18. Jeanne Lord, a professor in the Department of Human Services and Community...

Associate Vice-President for Enrollment Management Josh Norman, and Jeffery Stowell, a psychology professor present a proposal to the Council of Academic Affairs about reducing the current recidency hours requirement for transfer students at the Oct. 21, CAA meeting held in the Whitters Conference Room. The proposal suggests that the current requirement of 40 credit hours be reduced to 30. The council approved of the vote with only one member, Billy Hung, not in favor.

CAA to vote on proposed honors program for the Department of Human Services

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor October 27, 2021

The Council on Academic Affairs will be voting on a proposed departmental honors program for the Department of Human Services and Community Leadership during their Thursday meeting. The council will...

Associate Vice-President for Enrollment Management Josh Norman, and Jeffery Stowell, a psychology professor present a proposal to the Council of Academic Affairs about reducing the current recidency hours requirement for transfer students at the Thursday, Oct. 21, CAA meeting held in the Witters Conference Room. The proposal suggests that the current requirement of 40 credit hours be reduced to 30. The council approved of the vote with only one member, Billy Hung, not in favor.

CAA vote to reduce required credit hours

Luke Taylor, News Editor October 21, 2021

Eastern will now be in line with other state universities’ requirements for residency hours now that the Council of Academic Affairs has lowered the number from 42 to 30. As well as aligning with...

Billy Hung, biological sciences professor, gives his thoughts and point of view on a philosophy proposal brought to the Council of Academic Affairs.

CAA to vote on changes to residency hour requirements

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor October 20, 2021

The Council on Academic Affairs will be meeting to vote on a proposal that, if approved, will lessen the number of residency hours required at Eastern during its meeting at 2 p.m. on Thursday. The council...

Billy Hung, biological sciences professor, gives his thoughts and point of view on a philosophy proposal brought to the Council of Academic Affairs.

CAA approves new biology course

Luke Taylor, News Editor October 7, 2021

The Council of Academic Affairs approved a new “Human Biology” course to replace the existing “Human Physiology” course. The “Human Physiology” class was not recognized by the Illinois Articulation...

Marita Gronnvoll, communications studies chair inquires about the cannabis-related class proposal at the Oct. 1 CAA meeting.

CAA to vote on new biology course

Staff Report October 6, 2021

The Council on Academic Affairs will vote on the “Human Biology” course during its meeting. The description of the course says it will focus on “the structure and function of the human organism...

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